Saturday, 15 August 2020
Community Talent Reaches New Heights

Community Talent Reaches New Heights

21 teams of 100+ innovators create impactful solutions at #UnearthedPerth

Our 5th resources technology hackathon in Perth saw WA's brightest minds collaborate with BHP Nickel West to present impactful solutions for the sector. CORE Innovation Hub hosted 100+ innovators and industry mentors over the weekend, with teams pitching software and hardware solutions with live demos, with a view to further engagement.



Congratulations to the winners!

1st Prize
Steel Ballers
Unleashing SAG2




 2nd Prize
Holistic Process Solution

 Young Innovator
Rush Hour


People's Choice

CORE Start Award
ECU Engineering
SAG Mill LRS Control



BattleBorn innovators take next steps


Since we concluded one of our biggest events yet, theBattleBorn Hackathonheld in Las Vegas from 9-11 March, two teams (among others) from the Colorado School of Mines have made noticeable progress with their solutions.

BridgeBox (Ethan Bond, Matt Wojnoski, Seth Asadi & Josh Rands) presents at the National Western Mining Conference after winning 2nd Prize.   Reagent-X (Phil Ruban & Luke Epp) continue development with the support of Barrick mentors and are organising site visits in the coming months.

"We presented our idea to several mining professionals from Colorado. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the mining industry and receive real input on our product" - Ethan Bond, BridgeBox Solutions.

Slingshot Aerospace: Reflecting on their experience as an emerging tech startup at BattleBorn

Read up on the experience Slingshot Aerospace Director of Commercial Strategy Ross Chesnick had at the BattleBorn: Startup Exchange here. As one of 22 exhibiting startups at this inaugural event, Ross and his team took huge value from learning about the industry's pain points: 

"As we were told, any predictive metric on a potential dam failure would be hugely valuable. This key takeaway wasn’t just an industry insight, but a market opportunity for us at Slingshot, aligning perfectly with our core capabilities. Attending BattleBorn was paramount to the discovery of this business application."

Digital Tribes Houston prize winner announced!


Congratulations to 17 year old Nathan Reddy, recipient of the Digital Tribes Prize: a 3 month paid experience working in the technology team at BHP Petroleum in Houston. Although only 17 years old, Nathan demonstrated great commitment over the week-long hackathon and presented a creative solution on the final night.

Attention: resources industry changemakers

Are you passionate about improving the efficiency and competitiveness of your sector through the adoption of innovative technologies?

Watch our Accelerator 2017 mentor interview video to hear from: FutureTech Group Managing Director Sarah Wheeler, Origin Energy Portfolio Manager [x] Sylvain Josserand, Trelux Holdings Director Theodora Le Souquet, Sustainable Minerals Institute Director Professor Neville Plint and MEC Mining Non-Executive Director Simon Cohn about their mentoring experience and what they got out of the program.

Applications for Accelerator 2018 will open very soon. Don't miss out on the latest updates - express your interest:


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